Lockheed Martin has delivered the second C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Algeria, which arrived at Boufarik air base on 24 April.
The C-130J (LM-100J) for Algeria is a former civil aircraft and was operated by Pallas Aviation as N5105A. It first flew in October 2017 and is the second LM-100J produced.
To improve it’s aerial transport and logistics capacity, Algeria ordered four C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft in 2018. Algerian pilots and mechanics were trained in the United States on the type.
Algerian Air Force received its first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft on 23 January. The Super Hercules departed Lockheed Martin facilities in Greenville, South Carolina, and was noted by flight tracking providers on 21 January, and wearing the Algerian civil registration livery and registration 7T-WJA. It was later spotted at Bangor International Airport in Maine on its delivery flight.
The new C-130J will join eight C-130H and six C-130H-30 Hercules transports, along with a single L100-30 which are in service with the 2ème Escadre de Transport Tactique et Logistique at Boufarik air base.